Rockets release 2021-22 training camp roster, Tyler Bey rejoins team

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The Houston Rockets on Sunday announced their training camp roster for the upcoming 2021-22 season. While the majority of the roster is as expected, one new wrinkle is the inclusion of second-year forward Tyler Bey, who was waived a week ago to make room for Dante Exum.

At the time, Bey was on an Exhibit 10 contract, which effectively operates as a training camp invite. But by waiving rookie forward Matthew Hurt on Friday, the Rockets opened up a two-way slot, and it appears that Bey will be the recipient. By filling that slot, Houston is now back at the NBA’s maximum offseason roster size of 20 players.

Bey averaged 15.1 points (49.3% FG, 32.5% on 3-pointers) and 9.2 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game in the G League last season. A second-round pick by Dallas in the 2020 NBA draft, the 6-foot-7 forward played sparingly (3.9 minutes per game) in 18 appearances with the Mavericks at the NBA level. The 23-year-old was not given a qualifying offer after the season, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

Before the 2021-22 regular season begins on Oct. 19, the Rockets will have to reduce their roster from its current size of 20 players to a maximum of 17 — 15 on standard contracts, and two on two-way deals. Those decisions could be made in large part based on performances in camp practices, which start Tuesday, along with four preseason games.

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